Teddys 22-14; Hilldale 12-24
Pitcher use: Byrd and TF Brown need three games, Waddell and Winters need two. McGinnity pitched one inning in finale.
Game One: Hilldale 4, Teddys 2, 11 innings
WP: Winters (1-5)
LP: Waddell (3-3)
Save: Cooper (4)
Game Two: Teddys 6, Hilldale 2
WP: TF Brown (6-2)
LP: Byrd (3-6)
Hilldale's season has long since been a shambles, but they're doing a pretty good job of playing spoiler. They took two of three from Homestead in the previous series, and here dented the Teddys.
Nip Winters won perhaps the most impressive pitchers duel of the season to date in the opener. He and Rube Waddell each allowed solo runs in the fourth and fifth innings, then matched zeros into the 12th. Winters retired 20 straight batters after Ty Cobb's game-tying double in the fifth. Waddell, victimized by a run-scoring throwing error by Home Run Baker, had only one 1-2-3 inning in that period but matched Winters zero for zero.
Hilldale loaded the bases in the 12th, and Newt Allen singled home two men with two outs to put them in front. Andy Cooper allowed a hit in the bottom of the inning but no runs. Judy Johnson was 4-for-6 with two runs.
Three Finger Brown allowed five hits and no runs in eight innings of the finale, while the Teddys ground out six runs off Bill Byrd, four of them in the seventh and eighth innings. Tris Speaker was 3-for-4 with two RBIs (5-for-9 in the series with a triple). Iron Man McGinnity mopped up, allowing two runs.